CPX Exhibitor Spotlight Series: Palate Smart Grill c/o Highway 1

The Palate Smart Grill: a beautifully designed 1800W countertop electric with precise temperature control. Use the Palate iPad app to tell the Palate Precision Grill what food is being cooked, how you like it cooked, hit the start button, and walk away. It is that simple. The Palate Precision Grill delivers the food cooked exactly as specified and our patent pending algorithm knows when the food is done. The food will not be over-cooked, even if the chef comes back late. #StanfordCPX


CPX Exhibitor Spotlight Series: Sugarcube c/o Highway 1

Sugarcube is a pocket-sized media player that can share content from any portable device to your TV. With its sleek and simple design, Sugarcube is lightweight and easy to use. Set-up takes just under 60 seconds and, requiring only a WiFi connection, can project content from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV in just two taps.



CPX Exhibitor Spotlight Series: Drop c/o Highway 1

Drop is re-imagining the kitchen with a new connected cooking platform that intuitively leads home cooks step-by-step through finding, making and sharing delicious creations.

Drop’s first product is an iPad-connected kitchen scale for bakers who want consistently great results from handpicked, interactive recipes. Drop has the smarts to rescale quantities, offer substitutions and share tips, so anyone can be a baking hero.

Drop was founded in 2012 by a group of designers in Dublin, passionate about bringing people back into the kitchen.



CPX Exhibitor Spotlight Series: Wearhaus c/o Highway 1

Wearhaus is building the world’s first social music sharing headphones. They can broadcast music to other headphones around you so you can listen to music with others in real time. Wearhaus enables users to share the music they’re listening to, discover music through the people around them, and connect with people based on the music they love. #StanfordCPX

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CPX Exhibitor Spotlight SERIES! Highway 1

Today we kick off our first ever Exhibitor Spotlight Series with Highway 1 and its incredible portfolio companies.

“Highway1 is a hardware startup accelerator based in San Francisco. Anyone can build a prototype, but manufacturing at scale is a bigger problem. Highway1 has the knowledge, experience and partners to get hardware startups on their way.”

Each day, we will feature a different product coming to CPX courtesy of Highway 1.  Today, we start off with Highway 1’s #PDFT

“We are looking for small teams that want to build hardware companies for the long term while creating delightful and innovative products.”



CPX Exhibitor Spotlight: Atlas Wearables

Atlas Wearables presents the Atlas Wristband and its thoughts on #PDFT:

“Atlas believes the future of wearable fitness technology moves beyond measuring heart rate and counting steps. Focusing on how to deliver the most end-user value in a form factor that would encourage an easy user experience, we started the industrial design from the ground up. The widescreen display maximizes content while following the natural wrist form of an athlete, broadcasting the most relevant and pressing metrics each user expects. And of course, Atlas introduces automatic motion detection, moving wearables into a future of advanced analytics, creating a true athletic advantage.”



CPX Exhibitor Spotlight: Moff Inc.

“For Moff Inc. and Moff Band, “PRODUCT DESIGN FOR TOMORROW” is the most important user interface for “Internet of Things (IoT)”. At the category of the connected human, which means monitoring human activity with sensors, IoT products should be more natural, usable and fashionable for users to wear or put it in the room. Design should not be only for the early-adapters. Technologies inside the IoT products will be similar, such as sensors, algorithm and database. The differentiation in terms of DESIGN will be more important for users.”

Come see Moff Inc. on April 8 at CPX! 23 days to go! #PDFT #StanfordCPX


CPX Exhibitor Spotlight: Arx Pax showcases the Hendo Hover Whitebox™

Arx Pax on Product Design for Tomorrow #PDFT

“Being that our physics based technology was founded by an architect, not a ‘scientist’, we firmly believe that some of the “biggest breakthroughs often depend on the naïve daring of outsiders.” These days, with almost limitless access to information via the internet, as well as easy access to rapid prototyping with the ubiquity of 3D printers, cheap microcontrollers & sensors, and finally the ease of crowdsourcing ideas and the availability of open-source software, this is going to be more true today and in the future than ever before.”*



*Note: The quotation included in Arx Pax’s #PDFT above is sourced from Jonah Lehrer’s article “How To Be Creative”, published by The Wall Street Journal on March 12, 2012: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203370604577265632205015846 (accessed March 13, 2015)

Speakers and Exhibitors Confirmed!

CPX is proud to announce we have over 30 fantastic products exhibiting on April 8.  See our full list of exhibitors here.

We will also present two phenomenal speakers the same day.  Timing and details below:

  • 12:00-12:30 pm Jason Mayden, MSx’11, d.fellow at Stanford d.school and VP of Design at Mark One, designed for Nike’s Jordan Brand and FuelBand and incorporated data into design.
  • 5:30-6:00 pm TBA

See you there! 28 days to go!

CPX Team Spotlight: Jason Mayden

Today we are thrilled introduce Jason Mayden, CPX Advisor. Jason is a talented product designer and a Stanford d.school fellow.  We asked Jason our usual question and got an extraodinary response:

“It means, one must be faster than the future in order to assess, distill and leverage the unmet needs of a generation that has yet to be born. This can only happen when a Designer pushes herself to be equal parts historian, artisan, data scientist and ethnographer. In the future data will be her medium of choice and the world will be her canvas.”

Find out more about Jason’s background here and during CPX! We are proud to announce Jason as this year’s opening speaker.  #StanfordCPX


CPX Exhibitor Spotlight: Livid Instruments

Today, we are proud to shine the first exhibitor spotlight on Livid Instruments!  Livid talks to us about Product Design for Tomorrow:

“Livid Instruments designs controllers for “digital media.” Rather than specifying the action of a sensor for a particular task, Livid realizes the creative potential in the art of control. Livid’s products recognize the inherit flexibility of computers, allowing artists to create with multiple media types, rather than lock in a workflow for a single medium, such as audio or video.”

Visit http://lividinstruments.com for more information about their incredible products.



Coming to CPX 2013: zSpace


zSpace is an immersive, interactive hardware and software platform for developers and users interact in a true 3D holographic-like environment. By blending the physical world with a sensory-rich virtual world where people can naturally and intuitively manipulate and navigate, zSpace revolutionizes the way people learn, play and create.



Coming to CPX 2013: Outdoor Tech


Outdoor Tech,  is a design-focused accessory brand blending fashion and technology with the outdoors and action sports. From the Turtle Shell rugged boom box to the Chips helmet audio integration, wireless audio is the signature line of the brand, but it’s the potentially iconic logo, the Yowie®, that is most recognized by diehards and casual fans alike.



Coming to CPX 2013: Tegu Toys


In 2006, Tegu co-founder Chris Haughey returned from Honduras with a vision to create a for-profit business that would have a transforming effect on the lives of Hondurans. Four years later, not only has Tegu electrified the toy market with the introduction of its magnetic wooden blocks, but, in doing so, Chris and his brother Will have delivered on their commitment to make a lasting difference in Honduras and to its economy. With 100 factory workers and 120,000+ trees planted to date, this toy company is on a roll.



Coming to CPX 2013: Lunatik





Lunatik burst into the spotlight in November, 2010 when designer Scott Wilson launched TikTok+LunaTik Watch Kits for the iPod nano on Kickstarter, long before the platform was widely utilized by designers. The TikTok project raised a record-breaking $1M in 30 days, launching LUNATIK as a global brand overnight and ‘kickstarting’ the DIY product development revolution for designers and entrepreneurs around the world.

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Coming to CPX 2013: Celluon



Celluon – the undisputed forerunner in portable input applications, has its headquarters in Seoul, Korea – the country renowned for its technological prowess. Celluon is highly involved in the research and development process, as well as the manufacturing of the projection keyboard module and final products using the 3D Electronic Perception Technology (EPT).


Coming to CPX 2013: TouchTunes


TouchTunes brings the world’s most innovative technologies to social venues and has become the largest interactive entertainment platform in North America. The company provides entertainment and marketing solutions to over 57,000 bars and restaurants nationwide. Since TouchTunes introduced the first digital downloading, pay-for-play jukebox in 1998, the network has become the largest of its kind with almost a billion songs played in 2012.

The TouchTunes mobile app allows users to find locations nearby and control the music experience directly from their phones. Since launch, it has been downloaded over 1.3 million times. Recently, the company re-imagined the jukebox as a multi-application platform that now services the iconic experiences of karaoke and photobooth.